Russian Government Squelches Dissent in the Media Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died last week from radiation poisoning. But questions linger about who was responsible. Journalist David Remnick discusses the threat of violence in President Vladamir Putin's Russia.
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Russian Government Squelches Dissent in the Media

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Russian Government Squelches Dissent in the Media

Russian Government Squelches Dissent in the Media

Russian Government Squelches Dissent in the Media

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Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died last week from radiation poisoning. But questions linger about who was responsible. Journalist David Remnick discusses the threat of violence in President Vladamir Putin's Russia.

Renee Montagne talks to Remnick, author of the book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.

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